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I think it sounds pretty interesting. I don't think I have seen something too similar on this site, which is surprising, since "getting killed by your greatest fear" seems rather obvious. The most similar I know of is SCP 024 which also plays games with its audience. I think the idea of the SCP causing a containment breach like you described is really good and cements just how dangerous it actually is.

Now for the critique:
I am puzzled by why it is a Euclid. If it is that dangerous and that impossible to contain should it not be keter?

Seccondly, the most interesting things about this SCP to me are the games and the way in which it kills people. I think you should make the games unique and if possible very personal to the subjects. These games should also tie into whatever thing kills the player in the end. You will also have to address what, if anything, happens when the game is left before it concludes. And are there any rewards for winning? I don't think the deaths necessarily have to be unique, but I do think they should make sense to the reader when they happen.

Lastly, you need to figure out what kind of SCP you are writing. Is it about the monster or its victims? From what you have written, I think this idea really lends itselfs to personnal stories, and besides the SCP itself doesn't really have a personality to speak of. So write about what the people encountering your SCP goes through when they play the game and focus on their emotions while playing. Let the reader find out who they are before the game ends and let us feel their terror.

Re: Idea for my SCP by SquiremareSquiremare, 22 May 2019 17:48

Your questions are very helpful! Thank you for the critique as i have some new edits i could make.

1-2.) Why is it an animate statue? Why can it move while being a statue?
"The Statue" Or whatever could best be used as a nickname for it is a statue. The reasoning why is that "It" comes from a alternate dimension where physics are different and objects normally inanimate are-just like humans-animate, and can be sentient,flexible, and similar.

3.) Yes it's sentient (this would have been wise to consider mentioning earlier i think) It moves faster because its temperament changes the more food-deprived it is, and can become physically violent or ignore site staff entirely and ram into them in a attempt to find the largest source of nearby food (ex. a cafeteria) as quickly as possible. Food items that count as food for it are fruits, vegetables, and raw meat-as well as prepared food. It will at random intervals request specific "food" for consumption which is normally prepared food and CAN be made by cafeteria staff.
Note: When it talks, the Statue speaks with a gravelly voice somewhat strained in tone and occasionally makes a sound like that of grinding stone, and is normally straightforward and blunt. (ex. I want Oranges. I want Fries and Salad)

4.) The smoke that is released by the statue is a by-product, and essentially is the results of digesting what it has consumed pre-release of smoke. If the Foundation were to discover the properties of it's smoke it would make sense to me if it were by accident but, considering that SCP's have been experimented on (and some currently still are) they might learn of those properties via experimentation.

5.)The Statue doesn't know anything relative to how "Dangerous" the SCP is. It also only faces the direction of Keter SCP's that are violent towards humans, how it knows they are violent i can't say. Perhaps a D-class ordered to ask it to explain what it is doing when it is staring in direction of a violent SCP and it responds with. "Preserve the Makers." Further questioning of its makers reveals it say "You" which hints it being a extra-dimensional or alter reality being/construct. When asked about why it's "here" provokes it to say "Rejection" and then doesn't say anything else.
(Does that make sense?)

Re: SCP-5000 by Joseph AmadorJoseph Amador, 22 May 2019 17:48

Anubis, the Egyptian God/lawyer
Not only is this anomaly strange, it is ultimately entertaining down to the final addendum.

by Nyctibius griseusNyctibius griseus, 22 May 2019 17:45

I think we should take the instrument, Because when something looks useless it means it will be useful! Right?

by hello cakeguyhello cakeguy, 22 May 2019 17:44
Re: Final Update by aismallardaismallard, 22 May 2019 17:35

After reading your suggested material I did what I could to better expand on the concept without too much complexity, hopefully.

Attempts to switch spots with another Geiger counter once a day within a range based on the longest half-life of a radioactive material near it. Perhaps even having a percentile success rate even when another counter is in range.

This range for the consideration of the material could be slowly increasing or static. I’m thinking that the increasing range would be the most interesting I suppose. Perhaps the range of consideration will increase each day after it attempts to switch with another counter, decreasing by the same rate for successful switch attempts to a set minimum range.

Once it switches places with another Geiger counter both retain their same appearance and all physical properties but are perceived as being the counter that they switched with for a set period of time.

After thinking about the counter concept a bit more the idea of it being able to move radiation amounts into a certain range instead of adjusting its own range could provide an interesting scp. However another angle could be that the counter is simply faulty and it makes people simply believe that its erroneous readings are correct. To a great enough degree that the placebo effect due to said readings is hard to distinguish from what would regularly occur. Perhaps being a rather old Geiger counter in a bad condition to explain said erroneous readings.

If I personified the counter with this concept in mind, the counter wants to be used but understands that it doesn’t look trustworthy enough for people to use it. While it understands it’s not very accurate if and when it screws up its measurements it will try and cover up its mistake to its user. By making them perceive its incorrect measurement to be true. It does this to keep itself looking useable to those who use it to continue being used.

Perhaps it could even try to teleport away from perceived threats its distance corresponding to the half-life teleportation distance. Better explaining its heavy wear and bad condition along with to an extent why nobody has been able to or has tried to properly repair it. As it could consider said repairs a possible threat but not the slow effects of rust and other factors?

So, uh, I see you posted this as an SCP without any greenlighting? I'm no mod or anything, but I should probably tell you the rule is to get greenlit by two reviewers.

Why is everything in brackets?

by Edna GranboEdna Granbo, 22 May 2019 17:28

You need at least two greenlights on your idea before making a thread for your draft.

Re: SCP by Edna GranboEdna Granbo, 22 May 2019 17:26

I don't know the number off the top of my head, but there's a chair that when you sit on it, teleports you to another location into another chair, or something? It's fairly similar, if I recall, except the Pope was somehow involved.

SCP by Bobross1846Bobross1846, 22 May 2019 17:25
rattlesrattles 22 May 2019 17:21
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-4972

Doctor Vengeance

by rattlesrattles, 22 May 2019 17:21

This SCP is hypothesized to be a ghost of a human male and no one really knows why it does this. One theory might be that it likes the darkness and likes being alone. It seems to know all locations where there is no light present (similar to SCP-096 on how it finds people who looked at its face) and picks a random location to be in. (i'm speaking in the perspective of a foundation personnel)

Re: Another SCP Idea by Researcher HabibResearcher Habib, 22 May 2019 17:20

Yes I know it's barebones, that's why I'm here in the first place. I'm looking for the viewers to be interested in the object, but I don't know what to add or put on the idea.

I need something to add to it or just a a thing that does thing.

Re: Electrified Plants by supersnailmensupersnailmen, 22 May 2019 17:20

SCPs may not be edited by any but their author(s) save for the correction of minor grammar edits. Your edits were too substantial to be considered the latter, and so were reverted.

My apologies for accidentally misleading you via my message, but my intent was not to say that old SCPs were not allowed to be edited while new ones were. Rather, I meant to convey that just because these articles were old and had absent authors did not give you the right to edit them.

Hey everyone

Since english is not my first language, I am mostly here to read, vote and maybe give some feedback on the stories here. The tales about the antimemetic department convinced me that there are really good writers on this site whose work I do not want to miss out on, and are my favorite stories on the site.

I'll fix M-2'a dialogue, but they're just teasing.

I did not pick up on that *at all*, sad to say.

by canaryfarmercanaryfarmer, 22 May 2019 17:14

I am personally pretty sold on your concept now. You have clearly explained your intent, underlying story, methods etc. but I am in no way a senior staff member so I can in no way greenlight an article.

But I can point you in the direction of reviewers that can. There are 2 options:
1) Either you ask in the IRC chatroom for someone to come over. This might be the quickest way but I have not tried it myself.

2) You could also contact a member of the Butterfly Squad through a private message. They are a crew of senior reviewers and staff members and can help you out surely. But this will most likely take some time.

Btw you need 2 reviewers to greenlight your piece. So you best contact multiple sources to ask for feedback.
Anyways, best of luck in your future endeavours.

How to fix it:

Learn English in a school for a few more years. Come back and try agIn.

by ProcyonLotorProcyonLotor, 22 May 2019 17:11

What's the motivation for the entity? Why does it create ARGs and kill people if they do not complete it?

Re: Idea for my SCP by sasarpillsasasarpillsa, 22 May 2019 17:10
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